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What are granulocytes?

What are granulocytes?

White blood cells: Specifically, the neutrophils (kill bacteria), eosinophils (kill worms) and basophils (nobody's sure). They're your friends and the granules are high-powered weaponry that kills invaders. ...Read more

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Causes of high granulocyte count?

Causes of high granulocyte count?

Acute infection: Stress response with illness, certain meds likel steroids and lithium, heavy smoking (carbon monoxide excess), chronic and acute leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes low granulocytes count and percentage?

What causes low granulocytes  count and percentage?

See below: There is a long list of causes and you will find it in the link given below. The causes include inherited disorders, infections, leukemias, bone marrow failure, alcohol, drugs esp chemotherpay, auto-immune disorders etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neutropenia/my00110. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a low granulocytes count?

What does it mean if you have a low granulocytes count?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for low neutrophil counts. Neutrophils are bacteria-fighting white blood cells. Medications, bone marrow disorders, and other health problems can lead to low neutrophils. A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in disorders of blood cells. ...Read more

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Granulocytes 71% is that normal even with all the other symptoms?

Granulocytes 71% is that normal even with all the other symptoms?

Need big picture: White cell percentages are meaningless apart from other information. You will make your search for health far more difficult if you focus on labs, though this does suggest something's amiss. Is your absolute granulocyte count high, your absolute lymphocyte count low, or both? If neither, the % is probably meaningless. With petechiae, are your platelets low (rule out lupus?). ...Read more

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My granulocyte number is 7.0 and the granulocyte percentage is on the high side at 78.4. Does this mean anything worrisome?

My granulocyte number is 7.0 and the granulocyte percentage is on the high side at 78.4. Does this mean anything worrisome?

Unlikely concern: Your Granulocyte numbers are slightly high . This can happen due to infections. You should give us the complete report of your CBC in order to give a more clear picture. If the WBC count is >10,00 and you have no fever or recent infections, then I would be concerned and ask you to repeat your blood counts(CBC) and make sure that there is no further increase in your WBC counts. ...Read more

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What do low granulocytes and low basophils mean?

What do low granulocytes and low basophils mean?

Blood cells: These are types of white blood cells, part of the immune system. Basophils are present in very low concentrations, so it would be very unusual to have too low a basophils count. But granulocytes are the most predominant wbc, abd can be low for many reasons. Too many to enumerate here, but medications, certain problems such as lupus, etc. A hematologist can help. ...Read more

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Why there is immature granulocyte found in the bloodwork?

Why there is immature granulocyte found in the bloodwork?

Don't worry: A granulocyte is a blood cell that fights infection. You have a large percentage of them in your blood all the time. It could just be a random finding to see an immature one. It could also be that you have an infection causing a recent increase in the number and type of cells that fight infection. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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